Influenza self-care

Seasonal influenza happens every year, and new strains of influenza virus can emerge and spread anytime of the year. Every year, people get sick from the influenza virus. Some people with medical problems become more ill than others.

It is important to know how to prevent getting ill with the influenza virus and how to prevent its spread. It is important to know how to take care of yourself or others in the event of illness, and when you should seek medical care.

The influenza self-care information below will give you helpful information you need to know.

  1. Understand what influenza (the flu) is, its symptoms, and how it spreads.
  2. Find out how to protect yourself and others and the importance of cleaning your hands.
  3. If you get sick, you should know how to take care of yourself.
  4. If you care for someone who is sick, find out what you should do and when to seek medical care.